Featured Children’s Health Articles
From the EHP Editors
Exposures to environmental contaminants during critical windows of development can alter the course of normal development, with lifelong health consequences. Beaudin et al. used a rat model to demonstrate that early-life exposures to low levels of manganese affected adult behaviors such as attention and impulse control. These findings provide the biological plausibility that motivates further epidemiologic research on how manganese might alter neurodevelopment in children.
Stephane A. Beaudin, Barbara J. Strupp, Myla Strawderman, and Donald R. Smith
Michele A. La Merrill, Sunjay Sethi, Ludovic Benard, Erin Moshier, Borje Haraldsson, and Christoph Buettner
From the EHP Editors
In malaria-endemic regions of the world, DDT is still used to control the mosquitoes that spread this devastating disease. However, benefits of DDT spraying may be offset by risks to human health, especially when exposures occur during early life. La Merrill et al. used a mouse model to show that perinatal exposure to DDT causes hypertension later in life. Further, the same medication used to treat hypertension in humans was effective in lowering blood pressure in these mice, pointing to the underlying mechanism. Evidence from this study strengthens the need to protect pregnant women from DDT exposures.
From the EHP Editors
Smoking during pregnancy is known to adversely affect lung development in the fetus and add to the risk of respiratory disease risk later life. But does smoking during adolescence add to this risk? Drummond et al. addressed this question using a mouse model. They found that mice exposed to cigarette smoke prenatally and during adolescence fared worse than those exposed only in utero. This research further supports the importance of efforts to prevent teen smoking.
David Drummond, Mélissa Baravalle-Einaudi, Guillaume Lezmi, Shamila Vibhushan, Marie-Laure Franco-Montoya, Alice Hadchouel, Jorge Boczkowski, and Christophe Delacourt
Emily S. Barrett, Sheela Sathyanarayana, Omar Mbowe, Sally W. Thurston, J. Bruce Redmon, Ruby H.N. Nguyen, and Shanna H. Swan
Anne P. Starling, John L. Adgate, Richard F. Hamman, Katerina Kechris, Antonia M. Calafat, Xiaoyun Ye, and Dana Dabelea
Linda Valeri, Maitreyi M. Mazumdar, Jennifer F. Bobb, Birgit Claus Henn, Ema Rodrigues, Omar I.A. Sharif, Molly L. Kile, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Sakila Afroz, Mostafa Golam, Citra Amarasiriwardena, David C. Bellinger, David C. Christiani, Brent A. Coull, and Robert O. Wright
Sandie Ha, Danping Liu, Yeyi Zhu, Sung Soo Kim, Seth Sherman, Katherine L. Grantz, and Pauline Mendola
Joseph M. Braun, Gina Muckle, Tye Arbuckle, Maryse F. Bouchard, William D. Fraser, Emmanuel Ouellet, Jean R. Séguin, Youssef Oulhote, Glenys M. Webster, and Bruce P. Lanphear
Birgit Claus Henn, David C. Bellinger, Marianne R. Hopkins, Brent A. Coull, Adrienne S. Ettinger, Rebecca Jim, Earl Hatley, David C. Christiani, and Robert O. Wright
Rubhana Raqib, Sultan Ahmed, Khalid Bin Ahsan, Maria Kippler, Evana Akhtar, Anjan Kumar Roy, Ying Lu, Shams El Arifeen, Yukiko Wagatsuma, and Marie Vahter
Guangyun Mao, Rebecca Massa Nachman, Qi Sun, Xingyou Zhang, Kirsten Koehler, Zhu Chen, Xiumei Hong, Guoying Wang, Deanna Caruso, Geng Zong, Colleen Pearson, Hongkai Ji, Shyam Biswal, Barry Zuckerman, Marsha Wills-Karp, and Xiaobin Wang
Xu Wang, Fengxiu Ouyang, Liping Feng, Xia Wang, Zhiwei Liu, and Jun Zhang
Syed Moshfiqur Rahman, Maria Kippler, Fahmida Tofail, Sven Bölte, Jena Derakhshani Hamadani and Marie Vahter
Chao-Bin Liu, Xin-Ru Hong, Miao Shi, Xiao-Qiu Chen, Hui-Juan Huang, Jin-Hua Chen, Kai Yang, Su-Qing Chen, Han-Qiang Chen, Hai-Dong Kan, and Qing-Hua Sun
Fraser W. Gaspar, Jonathan Chevrier, Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, Jonah M. Lipsitt, Dana Boyd Barr, Nina Holland, Riana Bornman, and Brenda Eskenazi
Current Children's Health Articles
Carrie V. Breton, Carmen J. Marsit, Elaine Faustman, Kari Nadeau, Jaclyn M. Goodrich, Dana C. Dolinoy, Julie Herbstman, Nina Holland, Janine M. LaSalle, Rebecca Schmidt, Paul Yousefi, Frederica Perera, Bonnie R. Joubert, Joseph Wiemels, Michele Taylor, Ivana V. Yang, Rui Chen, Kinjal M. Hew, Deborah M. Hussey Freeland, Rachel Miller, and Susan K. Murphy
Sarah M. Hatcher, Sarah M. Rhodes, Jill R. Stewart, Ellen Silbergeld, Nora Pisanic, Jesper Larsen, Sharon Jiang, Amanda Krosche, Devon Hall, Karen C. Carroll, and Christopher D. Heaney
Chau-Ren Jung, Wei-Ting Chen, Yu-Ting Lin, and Bing-Fang Hwang
Youssef Oulhote, Frodi Debes, Sonja Vestergaard, Pal Weihe, and Philippe Grandjean
Rémi Béranger, Ronan Garlantézec, Gaïd Le Maner-Idrissi, Agnès Lacroix, Florence Rouget, Jessica Trowbridge, Charline Warembourg, Christine Monfort, Florent Le Gléau, Marylène Jourdin, Luc Multigner, Sylvaine Cordier, and Cécile Chevrier
Children’s Health Resources
• Children’s Health Collections (2010–2015): all research, news, and editorials related to exposures, outcomes, and methodologies on children’s environmental health.
• Children’s Health section (NIEHS): the institute’s efforts and research goals in children’s environmental health.
• NIEHS Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) provides laboratory and data analysis resources for researchers in children’s health exposures.
• NIEHS Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) will focus on environmental influences on health outcomes and will include more than 35 U.S. cohort studies.
• NIEHS/EPA Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers: research in all aspects of environmental exposures and outcomes in children.
• Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH, NIEHS) “a network of scientists, community members, educators, healthcare providers, public health officials, and policymakers who share the goal of increasing the impact of environmental public health research at the local, regional, and national level.”
• Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs): a network of physicians throughout 10 U.S. regions specializing in environmental conditions that influence reproductive and children’s health.
• President’s Task Force on the Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children (Executive Order 13045): intended to maintain government policies, standards, and programs to ensure the health and safety of children.
• Protecting Children’s Environmental Health (U.S. EPA): fact sheets, information on policy, health care, and related science, as well as various other web resources.
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Children’s Health Protection: regulation, research, and community programs that address environmental threats to children.
• WHO Collaborating Centres for Children's Environmental Health: research centers around the world, including information about targeted exposures, cohort studies, and publications.
• Children’s Environmental Health Institute (CEHI): an alliance of scientists, medical professionals, and advocates whose goal is “to identify, develop and promote solutions to improve children’s environmental health through scientific research, environmental education and public policy.”
• Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN): coordinates a variety of stakeholders around multidisciplinary research, education, policy, and public health awareness related to children’s health.
• Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE): an international partnership whose mission is to share scientific research, promote collaboration among constituencies, and facilitate actions to improve health.
• Healthy Schools Network: advocates for child-safe standards in school design, construction, siting, product purchasing, and potential exposures.
• International Society for Children’s Health and the Environment (ISCHE): mission is “to synthesize and translate the science of children’s environmental health to physicians, public health officials, policymakers and parents via position papers, technical reports and testimony.”
• National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF): promotes environmental education and training, with a particular focus on children and other vulnerable populations.
• SafeRoutes (National Center for Safe Routes to School): details on health and safety within the community as children walk to school: effects of income disparities, types of built environments, and infrastructure.
• A Story of Health (UCSF Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, ATSDR, CHE, OEHHA, SEHN)
• Children at Risk: Gaps in State Lead Screening Policies (Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families)
• Children’s Environmental Health Research Roadmap (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
• Creating Healthier Generations: A Look at the 10 Years of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program (National Center for Safe Routes to School)
• Don’t Pollute My Future: The Impact of the Environment on Children’s Health (World Health Organization)
• E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General (U.S. Public Health Service)
• Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds: Status Report (U.S. EPA, CDC/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Consumer Product Safety Commission)
• Inheriting a Sustainable World? Atlas on Children’s Health and the Environment (World Health Organization)
• Key Federal Programs to Reduce Childhood Lead (President’s Task Force on the Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children)
• Rebuild Healthy Homes: Guide to Post-disaster Restoration for a Safe and Healthy Home (Department of Housing and Urban Development)
• The State of the World’s Children 2016 (UNICEF)
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Events of Interest
5–7 April 2017 (meeting): 2017 Children's Environmental Health Translational Research Conference: New Challenges (Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington, VA).
3 August 2017 (webinar): Community-based Efforts to Improve Local Water Quality (U.S. EPA).
7–11 August 2017 (meeting): ISCHE Writers and Advocacy Retreat (Whidbey Island, WA).
24 August 2017 (webinar): Community-Based Air Monitoring (NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health).
16–19 September 2017 (meeting): American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition (Chicago, IL).
24–28 September 2017 (meeting): International Society of Environmental Epidemiology 29th Annual Scientific Conference (Sydney, Australia).
27–29 September 2017 (meeting): Fourth World Congress of Reproductive Biology (Okinawa, Japan).
28–29 September 2017 (meeting): 2017 Native Children’s Research Exchange Conference (Aurora, CO).
12–15 October 2017 (meeting): European Academy of Pediatrics 2017 Congress (Ljubljana, Slovenia).
15–19 October 2017 (meeting): International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) Annual Meeting: Integrating Exposure Science Across Diverse Communities (Research Triangle Park, NC).
18–21 October (meeting): North American Association for Environmental Education 46th Annual Conference (San Juan, Puerto Rico).
4–8 November 2017 (meeting): American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo (Atlanta, GA).
18–19 November 2017 (meeting): 30th Annual Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium (New York, New York).
7–9 December 2017 (meeting): Excellence in Pediatrics, 9th Edition (Vienna, Austria).
Come visit EHP Editor-in-Chief Sally Darney at the 29th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, to be held in Sydney, Australia, 24–28 September 2017. She looks forward to talking with EHP authors, reviewers, and editors. Contact Sally directly to make an appointment with her.
EHP is pleased to announce that “Maternal and Cord Blood Manganese Concentrations and Early Childhood Neurodevelopment among Residents near a Mining-Impacted Superfund Site,” published in EHP on 28 June 2017, has been selected by the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) as its August 2017 Article of the Month. (more…)